Communication Studies

Dawna Ballard teaching

Department of Communication Studies

Communication Studies seeks to understand communication and to improve its practice in a variety of relationships. We focus on two person and family communication, communication in small groups and in large organizations, communication across communities, the nature of language and symbols, and the nature of argument and persuasion in political settings and in social movements. We are a department recognized for its world-renowned researchers, top-ranked graduate programs, and award-winning teachers. 


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ICA 2022

Faculty and Graduate Students Active at ICA Conference

2022 Commencement

Spring 2022 Commencement

Congratulations to our Spring 2021 Graduates!

Faculty Retirement

Madeline Maxwell Retirement Celebration Event Held

Honors Day First

Honors Day '22

CMS Honors Day ’21 Recognizes Outstanding Students, Faculty, Others

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